Offred In The Handmaid's Tale

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In the story “The Handmaid’s Tale” the story features Offred,a handmaid, that serves for The Commander and his wife, Serena Joy. A handmaid’s job is supposed to bear children for elite couples that have trouble receiving, but, like many in her position women have restricted freedom. The Aunts are the highest ranking class before the wives, and they are like the teachers for infertile women. The wives are sergots that are married to powerful men like the commanders. The commanders are the highest ranking officials enlisted to handmaids to help them create children. Offered is entitled to Serena Joy’s husband where she’d end up having wordless sex with the commander during her menstrual cycle every month while Serena Joy sits back and watches.